Archive for November, 2017

A first-rate cast finds treasure in Lyric Opera’s colorful “Pearl Fishers”

There are good reasons for not taking The Pearl Fishers seriously: …

Nov 20, 2017
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Sensitive portrayals, compelling music highlight Fringe Opera’s “As One”

Chicago Fringe Opera has emerged as the most consistently impressive of …

Nov 18, 2017
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A shining night of spiritual music from the Chicago Chorale

Often, when presenting a tasting-menu program of numerous far-flung but short …

Nov 18, 2017
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Muti returns with Puccini rarity and delightful Strauss confection

Riccardo Muti was back on the podium at the Chicago Symphony …

Nov 17, 2017
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“Sonorous Earth” makes a heavenly noise with Third Coast Percussion, Chicago Philharmonic

Bells have resounded mightily in two world premieres in Chicago this …

Nov 14, 2017
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UC Presents serves up a bracing array of chamber works in Ligeti series

The University of Chicago Presents’ season-long exploration of the music of …

Nov 11, 2017
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Third Coast Baroque parties like it’s 1685

There was something magical in the air in 1685. This was …

Nov 11, 2017
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Otherworldly Berg, exhilarating Schubert from Honeck and Steinbacher with CSO

It was unfortunate but not entirely unexpected that Christoph von Dohnanyi …

Nov 10, 2017
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Former COT staffer arrested for embezzling over $100,000

A former box office manager for Chicago Opera Theater was arrested …

Nov 09, 2017
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Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra return with revelatory Shostakovich

Say what you want about Valery Gergiev’s peripatetic schedule, the hardest-working …

Nov 09, 2017
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